Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 160

Contest No. 160 starts right now (another special pandemic contest).

Briefly, here are the details: Usually, I supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. For this contest, I’m supplying a new drawing. You are invited to submit your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on “Add New Comment” on the bottom of this posting. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. You will also be asked to verify that you are a human being and not a robot — please follow the instructions in the “Captcha” box. Then (3) click “Save”.

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. However, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of the contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Shortly after that, the winner will be announced and the winning caption will be posted. I will be the sole judge and the winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted. Again, for this special contest only, I am not supplying an old cartoon of mine, so I do not have any original caption to reveal.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.

Wow, this coronavirus is really getting around. Just a few weeks ago it was seen on a psychiatrist’s couch, and now it’s showing up on an almost deserted island. And it looks like it’s actually communicating! What does it have to say? Well, that’s up to you, captioneers. Good luck . . . and stay healthy!



  1. “Stop worrying! I just
    “Stop worrying! I’m just waiting for the next Princess cruise.”

  2. “Honest to God, how much more
    “Honest to God, how much more socially distant can I get?”

  3. “…and don’t go looking for
    “…and don’t go looking for any cruise ships, either. It’s just you and me now!”

    “Not the celebrity you wanted to be stranded with, am I?”

    “Call me Wilson.”

  4. “What do you mean… You came
    “What do you mean … you came here to get away from me?”

  5. “Look on the bright side…
    “Look on the bright side … you could be stuck with
    the King of the Cannibal tribe!”

  6. “Well… If the Search and
    “Well … If the Search and Rescue doesn’t make it in time …
    I know you won’t ‘Eat’ me!

  7. “That’s amusing… you jumped
    “That’s amusing … you jumped the Caribbean Cruise Ship to
    avoid my cousin … and instead, you got stuck with me!”

  8. “Really…That would be your
    “Really…that would be your ‘One Wish’?
    You couldn’t access toilet paper on the mainland, either!”

  9. “Sorry… I don’t think
    “Sorry … I don’t think Bathing or, Sun-bathing, sits well with me!”

  10. “I’m no Angelina Jolie… but
    “I’m no Angelina Jolie … but at least you’re not all alone!”

  11. “No, I’m all alone… I got
    “No, I’m all alone … I got separated from all my relatives
    on the cruise ship, too!”

  12. “It looks like just you and
    “It looks like just you and me are here . . . well, maybe YOU for just awhile.”

  13. “The good news is, the bottle
    “The good news is, the bottle you sent with the note for help inside, reached civilization. The bad news is…I got it.”

  14. “Aren’t you glad you’re not
    “Aren’t you glad you’re not stranded alone anymore?”

  15. “You must be sick and tired
    “You must be sick and tired of being alone here for two years. Well, I’ll alleviate the tired part.”

  16. “Don’t worry about me harming
    “Don’t worry about me harming you. I worked out all that negative behavior with a psychiatrist.”

  17. “You look like you haven’t
    “You look like you haven’t had a drink for days. How would you like a Corona?”

  18. “Am I glad you have arrived
    “Am I glad you have arrived here. I’ve been dying to infect someone.”

  19. “You’ve been alone for five
    “You’ve been alone for five years! You must be dying for some infection…er, I mean affection.”

  20. “Getting shipwrecked and
    “Getting shipwrecked and stranded on an island with a virus the same day…now that’s what I call bad luck!

  21. “Look on the bright side..
    “Look on the bright side…you don’t have to be quarantined.”

  22. “How’d I get here? Who do you
    “How’d I get here? Who do you think infected all the people on your ship that went down?

  23. “After Tahiti, Maui, Bora
    “After Tahiti, Maui, Bora Bora, and Fiji, your island was next on my list.”

  24. “Sorry pal, but there’s not
    “Sorry pal, but there’s not enough room on this island to stay six feet apart.”

  25. “I know I’m a wimp, but don’t
    “I know I’m a wimp, but don’t start coughing on me.”

  26. I understand you’ve been out
    I understand you’ve been out of touch lately, but praying for a lifetime supply of Corona means a different thing these days.

  27. “Why won’t you play ‘desert
    “Why won’t you play ‘desert island movies’ with me?”

  28. I have been on this island so
    I have been on this island so long that even you are
    beginning to look good to me.

  29. I liked being invisible. Now
    I liked being invisible. Now that I’m famous, everyone has that face when they see me.

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